Dr. Afifi's goals are to
contribute significantly to understanding the Earth and to educate younger
generations of earth scientists. . His research interests are the regional
geology of the Middle East, particularly the geological evolution of the Red Sea;
conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon and geothermal resources;
applications of geodynamics and mineral phase equilibria to geological
processes; and the formation of hydrothermal mineral deposits. He has
worked as a geologist and consultant for over thirty years.
Dr. Afifi leads the Arabian Plate Geology research group.